Children and teens exposed to tobacco smoke at increased risk for missing school

It’s the start of a new school year and one way parents can help their kids stay in school is to quit smoking. A recent study published by the American Academy of Pediatrics found that for adolescents without asthma, tobacco smoke exposure (TSE) at home for over an hour increased the likelihood of days missed from school due to… Continue reading Children and teens exposed to tobacco smoke at increased risk for missing school

Don’t get tricked!!!

Children and young adults usually go for the bright candy wrappers and the fruit flavors. We know this and so does Big Tobacco. So they are making addictive products look like candy.  Many people think flavored cigars and smokeless tobacco products are safer than regular cigarettes. Let’s review some facts about flavored cigars and smokeless tobacco… Continue reading Don’t get tricked!!!

Smoking & Breastfeeding

Smoking while breastfeeding is not without risk. Nicotine is harmful for a baby whose body is still developing quickly.  There are ways to avoid exposing your baby to nicotine by smoking after breastfeeding instead of before, and not smoking at least 2 hours before feeding. Experts and doctors would rather have a smoking mother who… Continue reading Smoking & Breastfeeding

Quittin’ time Tennessee

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Tennessee make this your time to QUIT!!!

#QuITTInTimeTN #weDONTpuff

The Tennessee Tobacco Quit Line is an excellent resource.

Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW!

what is your story question

Has your life been affected by cigarette smoking? Are you a former smoker? Did you quit for personal health reasons? How long did you smoke? Are you a current smoker? Do you know someone who died after years of smoking? We are always looking for new stories for our Tobacco Cessation and Prevention Blog. You NEVER know when your story could help someone else and encourage them to stop smoking. Send us your contact information below so we can tell YOUR story.